Cyclades multi-activity adventure holiday

"Experience unique fun activities and adventure while exploring the Cyclades islands…"

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If you are searching for a holiday that combines multiple activities and adventure but also culture, sightseeing and relaxing beach time!… then please check our unique 2 week multi-activity adventure holiday specially designed for small groups or families.

You will explore various islands around the Cyclades, remote bays and beaches and enjoy swimming and snorkelling, sailing, birdwatching, scuba diving, sea kayaking, windsurfing or kitesurfing, cycling… the choices are endless! We can create the ideal holiday based on your desired activities!

We start the adventure with a 2-day short break in Athens. Walking around the Athens, the cradle of Western civilisation and the birthplace of democracy, feels like exploring a lively, open-air museum. Every step you take leads to a fascinating monument. Our guide will take you away from the touristic areas and show you the hidden gems of Athens and beyond…

We then continue to Paros island to pick up our sailing yacht Tahita. You will enjoy a week sailing around the unspoilt Small Cyclades islands… a small heaven of tranquil fishing ports, remote bays and beaches, Greek hospitality and traditional culture… During the week you will have the opportunity to participate in sailing our boat, try a scuba dive, walk ancient trails, swim and snorkel as well as enjoy birdwatching and dolphin spotting!

Your second week is spent on the island of Paros where you’ll have plenty of time to relax by the beach and soak in the sea and sun of the Aegean… while still enjoying activities that will allow you to get a feel of Greek island life. You’ll discover rustic villages, medieval paths, magnificent beaches and landscapes, water sports, deserted islets and of course delicious local dishes!

All the activities are professionally guided and supervised, so parents feel very confident in the safety aspect.

Join our Cyclades multi-activity adventure holiday and you will:

images Combine multiple activities and adventure with culture, sightseeing and relaxing beach time!

images Explore various islands of the Cyclades and experience Greek island life,

images Experience numerous activities such as swimming and snorkelling, sailing, scuba diving, sea kayaking, windsurfing or kitesurfing, cycling, birdwatching and dolphin spotting…

images Walk and discover the hidden gems of Athens and beyond

images Sail to remote solitary beaches and coves with crystal clear waters,

images Walk to magical parts of the islands that you would never discover on your own,

images Learn about the local herbs and plants, birds and other members of the animal kingdom, above and under the water!

images Sample organic, home-made food locally produced wherever you eat,

images Experience customs and traditions, cultural happenings, local feasts with Cycladic music and dance,

images Stay at traditional family-run guesthouses,

images 7-day, 10-day or 14 day adventure holiday adapted to fit your schedule… 

The carefully chosen activities during our multi-activity holiday in the Cyclades and the Small Cyclades are graded as easy to moderate.

Regarding the walks, we will walk mainly on paths of moderate gradient with ascents of up to 500m in a day. We will walk 2-4 hours depending on the group including stops to rest. Being predominately limestone some parts of our paths can be quite rough and stoney. A good pair of walking shoes or boots are essential.

All our sailing itineraries are subject to changes according to the wind and weather conditions each week. We cannot sail against the weather! There are many options and you won’t be disappointed.

All the activities are professionally guided and supervised, so parents feel very confident in the safety aspect.

Tailor-made and flexible itineraries are available based on the needs of our guests. We can organise a more challenging or a more relaxed-pace itinerary offering you more time to relax and enjoy the sea and sun of the Cyclades. 7, 10 and 14 day itineraries are offered.

We have reserved for you lovely authentic family-run guesthouses at very central locations both in Athens and Paros.  The owners are very hospitable and helpful and are known to provide the most delicious breakfasts. We’ll send you full details.

The combination of adventure, natural beauty and culture but also the hospitality of the locals will make this holiday unforgettable for you.

We organise our Cyclades multi-activity adventure holiday between April and November.

The best time to visit:

  • April to mid June: for wild flowers, sunshine and moderate temperatures. The Easter period is recommended as it’s one of the most important celebrations in Greece and you’ll have the chance to experience traditional feasts and gatherings.
  • July to August: for sunny weather, warm seas and summer festivals. 
  • September to end of November: for warm seas, gentle weather and autumn flowers. Grapes and olive harvests.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@nofootprint.gr

CYCLADES MULTI-ACTIVITY ADVENTURE HOLIDAY FEES

7-day or 14-day adventure holiday staying at traditional family-run guesthouses:

 
All prices are per person for 2 people sharing a standard double room.
 

  • 7 nights – Low Season EUR 790 High Season EUR 860
  • 14 nights – Low Season EUR 1,630 High Season EUR 1,730

 

All prices are per person for 4 people sharing two standard double rooms.

  • 7 nights – Low Season EUR 790 High Season EUR 860
  • 14 nights – Low Season EUR 1,497 High Season EUR 1,630

 
We offer group and special offers at our Cyclades multi-activity holiday. Please contact us for further information…


The Cyclades multi-activity adventure holiday fees include:

  • 2 guided walks in Athens & Sounio
  • 7-days sailing
  • Accommodation in Athens and Paros
  • Breakfast
  • 24% VAT
  • Transfer to the sailing yacht and accommodation in Paros
  • Transfers to and from our starting and ending walking points in Athens and Paros
  • Client’s information brief by e-mail
  • An arrival briefing
  • Information on the Aegean biodiversity, local flora and fauna and underwater world
  • 24 hour support on the island for any troubleshooting or advise
  • Transfers from and to the port of Paros


The above fees don’t include:

  • Fuel, marina fees, end cleaning, skipper’s meals (around EUR 90pp/week)
  • Lunch & Supper


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Itinerary

DAY 1: ANCIENT ATHENS & HIDDEN CORNERS
Today you’ll dive into the marvelous world of Ancient Athens and discover hidden corners rich in history and cultural significance. Starting from the Akropolis, you’ll walk through old neighbourhoods and picturesque narrow alleys to the Roman Agora, the Ancient Agora, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Pnyx Hill and Mars Hill, from where you’ll enjoy an incredible view of all of Athens.

You’ll also experience a food tour around Athens’ old neighborhoods, central vegetables, meat and fish markets, where you will “taste” the true soul of the Greek diet by trying lesser-known delicacies and popular traditional dishes!
DAY 2: WALK OR SEA KAYAK TO TEMPLE OF POSEIDON
You’ll enjoy a coastal ride along the Athenian riviera to the spectacular National Park of Sounio. You’ll walk in the heart of the Park enjoying unique flora, sublime coastal views, geological and archeological wonders. You’ll end the day at the famous Cape Sounio where you can swim and watch the sunset from Poseidon’s temple! If you wish instead of hiking today, you can choose to paddle with a sea kayak to the temple of Poseidon.
DAY 3: MEET OUR SAILING YACHT TAHITA IN PAROS ISLAND.
In the morning you will take the ferry to Paros island. Relax by the beach during the day and in the evening our crew will give you a briefing and show you around the sailing yacht. Welcome supper at one of our favourite local taverns by the sea.
DAY 4: SAIL TO SCHINOUSSA, SMALL CYCLADES
Today you’ll set sails towards towards the Small Cyclades. Our skipper will show you around the sailing boat and give you a brief introduction into sailing so you can get involved in sailing the boat, trim the sails or hold the helm… Stop on the way at a remote bay south of Naxos where you can swim, snorkel and enjoy a lunch break.

We’ll continue to Schinousa and spend the night on the anchor at a beautiful bay. Visit in the evening the rustic ‘Chora’ (main village) and enjoy a delicious meal at the local tavern.
DAY 5: SAIL TO UNSPOILT IRAKLIA & WALK TO IMPRESSIVE CAVE
After a morning swim you’ll sail to the little fishing port of Iraklia. Relax, swim and check the island. Early in the evening you’ll walk from the ‘Chora’, Panayia, to the cave of St. John. It’s an hour hike to the largest cave of the Cyclades, famous for its formations of stalactites. On our way back to the village you’ll enjoy a magnificent sunset from the top of the hill. The day will end with a feast at the local tavern of the village.
DAY 6: PLANE WRECK DIVE AND SAIL TOWARDS AMORGOS
Start the day with a dive at a WW2 plane wreck at the bay of Alimia. The afternoon will be devoted to sailing towards the pirate island of Amorgos. You’ll stop on the way at the bay of Nikouria for a swim and light lunch.

In the evening you’ll hike to one of the unspoilt villages surrounding the fishing port of Aegiali. On the way you’ll admire panoramic views of the bay. Tonight you’ll sit at the traditional ‘kafenio’ and try local ‘mezes’!
DAY 7: HIKE ALONG THE SPINE OF AMORGOS
Start your day with exploring one of the most scenic ‘Chora’ in the Cyclades with its narrow streets, numerous chapels, windmills, castle, picturesque white washed houses. You’ll take the trail towards the famous Monastery of Hozoviotissa, built into the face of a cliff, providing breathtaking views to the sparkling deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea. It is the pride of Amorgos.

You’ll walk along the spine of the island, pass medieval hotels, deserted villages, breathtaking landscapes till you reach the bay of Aegiali… our favourite walk on the island. You will be rewarded with a delicious supper at one of the oldest taverns of the island.
DAY 8: SAIL TO DESERTED ISLAND & ENJOY A BARBECUE ON THE BEACH
Sail towards the deserted islands of Dryma & Antikeri where you’ll spend the night on the anchor. Swim and snorkel at the turquoise blue waters of the bay. Barbecue on the small beach that is formed between these two islands. If the weather doesn’t allow us to anchor at this bay, you’ll sail to Kato Koufonisi and have supper at the tavern of the only family that lives on the island. They have their own animals, they grow their own vegetables and have their own fishing boat. The food is delicious.
DAY 9: SAIL BACK TO PAROS
Enjoy the day sailing towards the fishing port of Piso Livadi in Paros. You’ll stop on the way at a beautiful bay for a swim and lunch. Visit the traditional village of Marpissa and enjoy supper at the local tavern.
DAY 10: BEACH DAY
Transfer to your lovely guesthouse and base for the next 5 days. Relax after a week full of sailing and adventure!
DAY 11: HIKE THE BYZANTINE PATH CONNECTING PICTURESQUE VILLAGES
Relax during the day. Late in the afternoon our local guide will meet you in order to show you around the island. You’ll walk the oldest trail on the island, the ‘Byzantine path’, which leads from the picturesque village Lefkes to the village of Prodromos. On the way you’ll come across endemic fauna and ravishing flora, including herbs such as thyme, sage, oregano and lavender. Dinner at the local tavern.
EXPLORE ISOLATED ISLETS AND COVES BY SEA KAYAK
Today you have the chance to explore the coast of Paros by sea kayak. You’ll explore sea caves, small coves and interesting rock formations enjoying stops for a swim and snorkel. You’ll eventually reach a beautiful solitary cove where you’ll stop for a well deserved lunch break prepared by our team with fresh local products. Once you’ve rested, you’ll paddle back to our base fully satisfied that you have gained so many new experiences!
DAY 13: TRY WINDSURFING OR KITESURFING AND VISIT ANTIPAROS
Located on the West coast of Paros, Pounda is one of the most famous windsurfing and kitesurfing spots in Greece for learning or improving ones skills as it offers ideal conditions, shallow waters and protection from the waves. You’ll enjoy a 2-hour lesson with one of the best instructors on the island which promises to be a fun, unforgettable experience!

After your lesson, you can take the 5-min ferry ride to Antiparos island, opposite Pounda. Explore the chic, picturesque village and enjoy one of the most remarkable sunsets in the Cyclades.
BEACH DAY
Relax and enjoy your last day. Farewell supper.

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